A high-level meeting to expedite the progress of various Metro projects in the state was held at Nabanna on Tuesday.
It was chaired by the state chief secretary Basudeb Bandopadhyay.
Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, senior officials of the state government, MC Chauhan, General Manager, Metro Railway and senior officers RVNL, KMRCL were present in the meeting.
To resolve the problems that have cropped up affecting Joka – BBD Bagh Metro project it was decided that Principal Secretary, Land Reforms, will co-ordinate with various stake holders over land acquisition to set up the Joka depot.
In Mahisbathan, the dispute regarding four multi storied buildings in the alignment of the Metro via duct will be discussed on Wednesday by Firhad Hakim, minister in charge, Urban Development with the concerned stakeholders that is the RVNL, RITES and Metro Railway to expedite the work of Garia- Airport Metro project.
It was found that in Baranagore munipality area, all the encroachments have been removed and work started at Noapara – Baranagar – Daksinewar Metro project.
Secondly, around 202 hutments of Kamarhati Municipality are to be relocated to enable for RVNL to start work there.
The State Government has given funds for relocation of the hutments.
But the local people have gone to court and the pending court cases will have to be vacated.
At Noapara – Bimanbandar Metro project 583 encroachments under South Dum Dum Municipality which is in the Noapara - Barasat alignment will be removed by January, 2017 after which work can started.
East-West Metro the twenty staff quarters will be vacated by KMC and thereafter the dismantling work
in connection with the construction work of the ventilation shaft at Subodh Mallick Square (East-west Corridor) will start within a week’s time.
In Tuesday’s meeting, the State Government extended full co-operation and assured all necessary help as and when required.
A follow up meeting has been fixed in end January 2017.